Behind-the-Scenes Shakeup at ‘Katie’

Jun 11, 2013  •  Post A Comment

"Katie," the syndicated daytime talk show featuring Katie Couric, has had a behind-the-scenes shakeup, with co-executive producers Kathy Samuels and Ethan Nelson and director Joseph Terry leaving the program, reports Deadline.com.

The changes come two weeks after Rachel Miskowiec was tapped as new executive producer, the piece notes. The show started last fall with Jeff Zucker as executive producer and Samuels and Michael Bass as co-executive producers. Since then, Zucker and Bass have departed for CNN. Michael Morrison joined in January as executive producer, but left late last month and was replaced by Miskowiec.

"The changes follow a rocky freshman season for ‘Katie,’" the story reports. "After a strong opening, the show slipped in the ratings. Its numbers eventually leveled off and ‘Katie’ remained No. 1 in households among all freshmen for the entire season, but it has been running neck and neck with fellow rookie ‘Steve Harvey,’ which has edged ‘Katie’ in the key women 25-54 demographic for the second part of the season, including the recent May sweep."

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